“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – William Abby

About Me

My home base is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I love to travel around the US to capture as much as Mother Nature can throw at me.  National Parks draw me in with the wonders they provide, but I can still find plenty to photograph within my own backyard.  It’s not uncommon for a few mile local hike to take hours to complete because of the numerous stops I take along the way.  Fellow, non-photographing, hikers usually get bored going with me pretty quickly.  But, when I show them the results they usually understand.

I’ve been an on & off again amateur/semi-pro photographer for over 20 years.  Ever since my first camera, the disc camera, it’s hard to find me not within 5 feet of some sort of “life capture” device.  I’ve dabbled in most types of photography, but prefer nature/landscape/outdoor, as you’ll see with most of my posts.  I shoot 100% digital format now (Nikon), but grew up using 35mm film equipment, and have also used medium format, large format and darkroom equipment in the past.  Believe is or not, I’ve also had great success with point-and-shoot format cameras, both 35mm and digital and will note these pictures in the Tags on my posts, with “point-and-shoot”.

A lot, but not all, of my National Park location photographs were taken from tourist look-out points or short day trip hikes on popular hiking trails.  I want people/tourist to know that you don’t have to hike miles into the back country of a National Park to capture the beauty of it.  All you need is some halfway decent equipment and a good eye.

I love great quotes and have thousands of photographs to share and thought this would be a good outlet to do it in, so, I hope you enjoy my photo posts as much as I like to share them!


Michael S. Glass

13 responses

  1. EL


    what an amazing work you have! I love your style and all the quotes that you have here! Great blog! Thank you for sharing your unique vision of life’s moments.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    • El,

      Thanks for your kind words, all your ‘likes’ and for the follow. I’m looking forward to following your posts and photography.


      Michael S. Glass

      January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

  2. dianne - life as i see it

    hi Michael, beautiful and inspiring images and quotes. a must to see.. cheers ;o)

    January 22, 2012 at 5:45 am

    • Hi Dianne,

      Seems as though we have similar tastes in design with our WordPress blog page. 😉 Love your work and quotes as well. You live in a beautiful area. I will definitely be following.

      Thanks for all the ‘likes’ and your kind words.


      January 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  3. EL

    Added you to my links. Your work needs to be seen and admired by everyone! : )

    January 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    • That is awesome EL! Thanks a ton for helping get my passion out there for others to see.

      PS: Love your Costa Rica photos!

      January 28, 2012 at 3:08 am

  4. Because I enjoy your blog so much I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award; http://www.versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com.

    February 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    • Thanks a ton for the nomination Max. It means a lot when other great bloggers recognize your hard work.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  5. Joanna Armendez

    Your photos are truly amazing! They really bring the subjects to life 🙂 Will visit your site every so often to check out new posts 🙂

    March 11, 2012 at 3:45 am

    • Thanks for the kind words Joanna. Come back as much as you can and I’ll try to have some new posts up for you.


      March 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  6. Beautiful images and quotes!!! very inspiring blog..

    April 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

  7. The images are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    January 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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